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Revs 02-11-11 04:34 AM

Please recommend alternatives to iPhone4 as upgrade from 3GS?
 
As title says. I'm due for an upgrade in a month or two. I've had my 3GS for going on 2 years now and I've been looking at the HTC Desire, but I'm wondering about the Galaxy or other alternatives. My only reason for avoiding the iP4 is the lack of flash and the antenna problems (also, overall I'm not a fan of Apple). I know some of you guys have tried many different smart phones, so please point me in the right direction :)

It must have a good size high res screen, a decent processor and Android OS.

TIA :cool:

betterdan 02-11-11 06:05 AM

Re: Please recommend alternatives to iPhone4 as upgrade from 3GS?
 
As always, if you want to use or depend on the GPS much, don't consider the Galaxy.

Revs 02-11-11 06:13 AM

Re: Please recommend alternatives to iPhone4 as upgrade from 3GS?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by betterdan (Post 2390354)
As always, if you want to use or depend on the GPS much, don't consider the Galaxy.

Ah right, I do use GPS regularly. Cheers for the info dude :)

Shamrock 02-11-11 10:29 PM

Re: Please recommend alternatives to iPhone4 as upgrade from 3GS?
 
htc EVO 4G.

4.3" screen, 1 Ghz cpu, Android, flash, 2 cameras. Now...with that said, you'd have to move to a different carrier than AT&T. Unless rules are different in UK.

Albo 02-11-11 10:36 PM

Re: Please recommend alternatives to iPhone4 as upgrade from 3GS?
 
What company do you use in the UK?

Albo 02-11-11 10:37 PM

Re: Please recommend alternatives to iPhone4 as upgrade from 3GS?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Shamrock (Post 2390815)
htc EVO 4G.

4.3" screen, 1 Ghz cpu, Android, flash, 2 cameras. Now...with that said, you'd have to move to a different carrier than AT&T. Unless rules are different in UK.

As far as I know, Apple's contract with AT&T was only for the US. Other companies in Europe could use it, or make contracts with Apple for the iPhone. But then again, I might be wrong.

Bearclaw 02-11-11 10:47 PM

Re: Please recommend alternatives to iPhone4 as upgrade from 3GS?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Albo (Post 2390817)
As far as I know, Apple's contract with AT&T was only for the US. Other companies in Europe could use it, or make contracts with Apple for the iPhone. But then again, I might be wrong.

Yup, that's correct. AT&T was only US.

Revs 02-12-11 07:56 AM

Re: Please recommend alternatives to iPhone4 as upgrade from 3GS?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Albo (Post 2390816)
What company do you use in the UK?

I'm on O2 at the mo. Other than signal coverage there's little to choose between UK service providers as they all offer similar service and prices. A couple of years back you had to use O2 if you wanted an iPhone, but now, most sell iPhones.

I'd snap up an iP4 up if Apple stopped being pillocks and allowed flash content.

Shamrock, I'll check it out, cheers. It looks a similar spec to the Desire.. what's the advantage, just the 4G?

qube 02-13-11 05:21 PM

Re: Please recommend alternatives to iPhone4 as upgrade from 3GS?
 
Galaxy S II
http://images.anandtech.com/doci/416...II_1_575px.jpg


Samsung Galaxy S II
First off we have the Galaxy S II, that was showcased feature by feature. One of the most important things is the Super AMOLED Plus display, which is the successor of the groundbreaking screen the Samsung Wave pioneered last year's MWC.



The screen on the Galaxy S II is a 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive unit. Samsung claims that this is the best display technology in the world and surpasses LCD IPS by leaps.

The processor of the Galaxy S II is dual-core and quoted as the most powerful processor in a phone today. It will have great gaming capabilities through an improved GPU. The smartphone uses a Samsung's own Orion system-on-a-chip and yes, it does have 1GB worth of RAM.


Samsung Galaxy S II official photos

The phone is extremely light and thin at just 8.49mm thickness and 116 grams worth of bulk, that's not bad at all, given that the Samsung Galaxy S II has a 1650 mAh battery inside.

1080p video recording and playback have been confirmed just like with the Optimus 2X. The Adobe Flash 10.1 is there to give you the full web-browsing experience.

Finally, the 3-axis Gyroscope and Accelerometer sensors are confirmed as well.

The new UI, or should we say UX (standing for user experience), of the Galaxy S successor looks really interesting and we can't wait to have a hands-on with it. It looks nothing like Android and should be fully customizable. It will feature 4 hubs by Samsung - the Reader, the Game, the Music and the Social ones. In the keynote Samsung showcased them all.


Samsung Galaxy S II official photos

The Reader hub gives you access to Books, Magazines and Newspapers. The Social hub is interesting, though, as it gives you the opportunity to connect to the people in your life via various ways. Mail, chat, video chat, all incorporated into a single app.

Samsung are paying a lot of attention to the security side of things with their new flagship. The main focus is on the things you're now able to do, should you lose your Galaxy S II smartphone. You can remote lock, remote wipe, remotely control your phone - blacklist certain apps you don't want the thieves to have access to. And finally, see your device on a map

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_unpa...-news-2324.php

Revs 02-14-11 03:36 AM

Re: Please recommend alternatives to iPhone4 as upgrade from 3GS?
 
Wow that looks pretty amazing! So much tech!! :captnkill:

I guess I'll have to wait to see when it's out in the UK, but that does look like the phone to have. Cheers :)

betterdan 02-14-11 04:44 AM

Re: Please recommend alternatives to iPhone4 as upgrade from 3GS?
 
After experiencing a Samsung phone I would make sure I waited a bit to get it, just to hear any complaints, bugs etc. I would hate to see another problem similar to the GPS fiasco pop up.

It does look interesting though and I do love the Super Amoled screen on my Vibrant.

Revs 02-15-11 07:46 PM

Re: Please recommend alternatives to iPhone4 as upgrade from 3GS?
 
I've decided to play it safe and get an HTC Desire HD :D Should be here before the end of the week. I'll post with my findings!

http://bigphonefight.com/wp-content/...-desire-hd.jpg


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